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Nikolai Leskov

Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov was a Russian novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and journalist, who also wrote under the pseudonym M. Stebnitsky. Praised for his unique writing style and innovative experiments in form, and held in high esteem by Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky among others, Leskov is credited with creating a comprehensive picture of contemporary Russian society using mostly short literary forms. His major works include Lady... Read More

BornNikolai Semyonovich Leskov
16 February 1831
Gorokhovo, Oryol Gubernia, Russian Empire
Died5 March 1895 (aged 64)
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
OccupationWriter
NationalityRussian
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